The battle alongside the strains was almost even, each groups made massive performs and each defenses made spectacular stands.
Then, with 3 seconds remaining within the fourth quarter, the sport rested on the foot of a kicker.
He did not disappoint.
Cannon Falls senior Spencer Krinke calmly booted a powerful 35-yard area objective with 3 seconds to play, lifting the Bombers to a 17-14 come-from-behind victory in opposition to the Eagles in a matchup of two of the highest groups within the Southeast District and Part 1AAA.
“Credit score to Cannon Falls,” Lourdes coach Mike Kesler stated. “It was a heck of a recreation.”
Lourdes hadn’t defeated Cannon Falls since 2016, when the Eagles beat the Bombers twice en path to an ideal 13-0 report and this system’s fourth state championship.
The Bombers had gotten the higher of Lourdes of their final two conferences, although, Cannon Falls successful 12-7 within the 2019 regular-season finale, then rolling to a 34-7 win in Rochester final fall.
“Our effort and execution have been higher” than in Week 1, stated Kesler, whose staff opened the season final week by falling 23-8 to a strong Triton staff. “We nonetheless had too many errors. We performed effectively. To carry them to 17 factors… We simply should make a number of extra performs.”
The No. 3-ranked Bombers (2-0 Southeast District, 2-0 general) took an early lead, simply 3:26 into the sport, when Colton Otto threw a 44-yard landing go to Beau Zimmerman for a 6-0 lead.
Lourdes (0-2, 0-2) responded, although. The Eagles tied the rating on a 24-yard landing run by Seth Haight with 3:25 to go within the first quarter, then they took their solely lead of the night time on a 3-yard run by Eli Haight with 9:26 left within the second quarter. Seth Haight added the two-point conversion for a 14-6 Lourdes lead.
The Bombers answered simply earlier than halftime, although, when Otto broke free round finish for a 41-yard scoring run and Colten Black ran within the two-point conversion to tie the rating 14-14.
That is the way it remained till Krinke booted the game-winning area objective as time ticked down.
“If we will clear up our errors, we’re a heck of a soccer staff and we’ll be a heck of a staff,” Kesler stated. “Proper now, we’re not disciplined sufficient and it eats in any respect of us. … If we get that cleaned up we’ll be an excellent staff.”
Cannon Falls completed with 335 yards of offense, to 218 for Lourdes.
Abe Gapinski led Lourdes with 104 speeding yards on 22 makes an attempt, whereas Seth Haight had 10 carries for 59 yards.
Carson Hammel led a balanced Cannon Falls assault with 18 carries for 84 yards. Colton Loeschke added 81 yards on 15 makes an attempt, and Otto ran 10 instances for 57 yards. Otto additionally handed for 82 yards and a TD.
Lourdes performs at Lake Metropolis subsequent Friday, whereas Cannon Falls performs at Pine Island.
CANNON FALLS 17, LOURDES 14
Cannon Falls 6-8-0-3—17
CF — Beau Zimmerman 44 go from Colton Otto (kick failed) 8:34.
LOU — Seth Haight 24 run (kick failed) 3:25.
LOU — Eli Haight 3 run (S. Haight run) 9:26.
CF — Colton Otto 41 run (Colten Black run) 2:04.
CF — Spencer Krinke 35 FG. 0:03
LOU — CF
First Downs 15 — 18
Whole Web Yards 218 — 335
Dashing Yards 187 — 253
Passing Yards 31 — 82
Comp.-att.-int. 3-8-0 — 3-10-1
Penalties-Yds. 6-47 — 3-15
Punts-avg. 3-36.3 — 0-0
LOU: Abe Gapinski 22-104; Seth Haight 10-59; Eli Haight 5-17; Braden Mlenar 2-7. CF: Carson Hammel 18-84; Colton Loeschke 15-81; Colton Otto 10-57; Riley Keenan 7-17; Jonathan Banks 3-12; Colten Black 3-2.
LOU: Braden Mlenar 3-7-0, 31 yards. CF: Colton Otto 3-10-1, 82 yards.
LOU: Eli Haight 1-13; Brendan Davick 1-11; Gannon Repair 1-7. CF: Beau Zimmerman 1-44; Riley Keenan 1-20; Colten Black 1-18.